About Us

Reimagining technical staffing for the construction, engineering, energy, emergency management, and environmental industries.

Who We Are

Certis Solutions leverages 70+ years of industry experience from our founding partners. We specialize in workforce solutions for large employers and AEC firms. Our unique insight into talent acquisition challenges led us to create Certis Solutions, addressing deficiencies in managing “time on job” constraints. We optimize workforce scalability, preventing stunted growth, budget overruns, and project delays. With our solutions, AEC firms can retain exceptional talent, minimize costs, and protect their reputation. Certis eliminates financial and reputational risks associated with undesirable assignments, “business necessity” placements, and corporate layoffs.

Our Leadership Team

The Brilliant Minds Powering Our Success

Erik Fleischman

Chief Business Officer (CBO)

Meet Erik, a University of Nevada, Reno graduate who began his career as a business development director and quickly climbed to the position of Vice President at one of the top staffing firms in the country. In 2018, he co-founded Certis and has since been instrumental in its ongoing success. Outside of work, Erik enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 dogs, hiking, fly fishing, and watching baseball.

Dan Craighead

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Meet Dan, a seasoned professional with a distinguished background in Recruiter Development and Technical Recruiting. With nearly two decades of experience in the Engineering, Energy, and Construction industries, Dan's expertise extends to building and nurturing relationships, devising innovative business strategies, and delivering highly impactful solutions that effectively address clients' evolving needs. After leaving a well-known global staffing firm, Dan co-founded Certis Solutions, a testament to his entrepreneurial acumen and commitment to driving success in the industry.

Kelly Lo, PhD

Director of Business Development

Meet Kelly, an accomplished professional with PhDs in Geochemistry and Astrobiology. With a background in geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting, she joined Certis in 2019 and has become an invaluable asset for business development and forging strong partnerships. In her free time, Kelly enjoys volunteering, traveling, and embarking on camping adventures with her family.

Erik Fleischman

Chief Business Officer (CBO)

Meet Erik, a University of Nevada, Reno graduate who began his career as a business development director and quickly climbed to the position of Vice President at one of the top staffing firms in the country. In 2018, he co-founded Certis and has since been instrumental in its ongoing success. Outside of work, Erik enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 dogs, hiking, fly fishing, and watching baseball.

Dan Craighead

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Meet Dan, a seasoned professional with a distinguished background in Recruiter Development and Technical Recruiting. With nearly two decades of experience in the Engineering, Energy, and Construction industries, Dan's expertise extends to building and nurturing relationships, devising innovative business strategies, and delivering highly impactful solutions that effectively address clients' evolving needs. After leaving a well-known global staffing firm, Dan co-founded Certis Solutions, a testament to his entrepreneurial acumen and commitment to driving success in the industry.

Kelly Lo, PhD

Director of Business Development

Meet Kelly, an accomplished professional with PhDs in Geochemistry and Astrobiology. With a background in geotechnical engineering and environmental consulting, she joined Certis in 2019 and has become an invaluable asset for business development and forging strong partnerships. In her free time, Kelly enjoys volunteering, traveling, and embarking on camping adventures with her family.

Josh Guinn

Director of Business Operations

Meet Josh, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in sales and operations. Since joining the company from the early stages in 2019, he has consistently delivered exceptional customer service and support to clients and employees alike. With a track record of optimizing operational efficiency, Josh’s expertise and dedication have played a pivotal role in driving the company’s growth and success. In his free time, Josh enjoys the great outdoors and cherishes moments spent with his wife and son.

Shaun Sandhu

Recruitment Manager

Meet Shaun, a dynamic Sacramento State graduate with a background in team building and competition with a passion for team sports. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys staying up to date with the latest sports news, exploring new fitness activities, and spending time with friends and family.

Talia Zimmerman

Director of Finance

Meet Talia, a University of Nevada, Reno graduate whose journey into finance began at a local public accounting firm. During her time there, she served as a consultant for Certis from 2018 to 2021, playing a pivotal role in our company's early establishment and growth. Transitioning to a senior accountant position at a private equity firm further enriched her financial expertise. Beyond her professional achievements, she finds fulfillment in exploring the outdoors and cherishing moments with her husband and beloved dog.

Josh Guinn

Director of Business Operations

Meet Josh, a seasoned professional with extensive experience in sales and operations. Since joining the company from the early stages in 2019, he has consistently delivered exceptional customer service and support to clients and employees alike. With a track record of optimizing operational efficiency, Josh’s expertise and dedication have played a pivotal role in driving the company’s growth and success. In his free time, Josh enjoys the great outdoors and cherishes moments spent with his wife and son.

Shaun Sandhu

Recruitment Manager

Meet Shaun, a dynamic Sacramento State graduate with a background in team building and competition with a passion for team sports. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys staying up to date with the latest sports news, exploring new fitness activities, and spending time with friends and family.

Talia Zimmerman

Director of Finance

Meet Talia, a University of Nevada, Reno graduate whose journey into finance began at a local public accounting firm. During her time there, she served as a consultant for Certis from 2018 to 2021, playing a pivotal role in our company's early establishment and growth. Transitioning to a senior accountant position at a private equity firm further enriched her financial expertise. Beyond her professional achievements, she finds fulfillment in exploring the outdoors and cherishing moments with her husband and beloved dog.

Texas Leadership Team

Brook Ferretti

Director of Business Development

Brooke Ferretti brings over 13 years of dynamic expertise in staffing and recruiting to her role as Director of Business Development in Texas. Joining Certis in 2024, Brooke is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success, renowned for her adeptness in sales and leadership. Brooke assumes responsibility for leveraging her extensive experience to drive business and growth in Texas and her deep understanding of the industry, coupled with her strategic acumen, positions her as a pivotal asset in Certis' continued success. Brooke is known for her exceptional ability to cultivate strong relationships and her keen insight into understanding clients business needs, while being recognized as a trusted and strategic partner, consistently delivering innovative solutions tailored to meet clients' objectives effectively.

Dan Norris

Regional Sales Manager

Meet Dan Norris, a Sac State Graduate and strategic partner offering a deep understanding of talent services. His professional background includes construction project management, recruitment, and sales, bringing a blend of experience into his role. Outside of work, you'll find Dan enjoying quality time with his family and exploring the great outdoors hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing.

Nick Keith

Recruitment Manager

Meet Nick, a charismatic professional with a passion for helping individuals achieve their career aspirations. With a customer service background, he’s always smiling and brings a natural ability to build trust and meaningful relationships. When he's not empowering others, Nick enjoys quality time with his family, staying active with his beloved dog Carlos, and cheering for the Miami Dolphins—all while satisfying his sweet tooth along the way.

Brooke Ferretti

Director of Business Development

Brooke Ferretti brings over 13 years of dynamic expertise in staffing and recruiting to her role as Director of Business Development in Texas. Joining Certis in 2024, Brooke is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success, renowned for her adeptness in sales and leadership. Brooke assumes responsibility for leveraging her extensive experience to drive business and growth in Texas and her deep understanding of the industry, coupled with her strategic acumen, positions her as a pivotal asset in Certis' continued success. Brooke is known for her exceptional ability to cultivate strong relationships and her keen insight into understanding clients business needs, while being recognized as a trusted and strategic partner, consistently delivering innovative solutions tailored to meet clients' objectives effectively. Outside of work, Brooke finds joy in spending quality time with her husband, cheering on their two boys as they thrive on the baseball and football fields, and listening to country music.

Dan Norris

Regional Sales Manager

Meet Dan Norris, a Sac State Graduate and strategic partner offering a deep understanding of talent services. His professional background includes construction project management, recruitment, and sales, bringing a blend of experience into his role. Outside of work, you'll find Dan enjoying quality time with his family and exploring the great outdoors hiking, biking, hunting, and fishing.

Nick Keith

Recruitment Manager

Meet Nick, a charismatic professional with a passion for helping individuals achieve their career aspirations. With a customer service background, he’s always smiling and brings a natural ability to build trust and meaningful relationships. When he's not empowering others, Nick enjoys quality time with his family, staying active with his beloved dog Carlos, and cheering for the Miami Dolphins—all while satisfying his sweet tooth along the way.

Employee Testimonials

Anthony J.

Recruitment Resource

Working at Certis Solutions has been fantastic for my personal and professional growth. The environment is incredibly supportive, and there are various resources to improve learning and development. Whether it's guidance from mentors or access to useful tools, Certis provides everything needed to succeed. It's not just a job; it's like being part of a collaborative team where we work together, exchange ideas, and shape our careers for the better.

Chris R.

Senior Recruiter

In my time working at Certis I have been challenged to obtain goals, try to things, and develop myself as an industry professional. It is great to be apart of a team with like minded individuals working toward shared successes where I can play a key role! I have been fortunate to not only work with a team of strong recruiters, but also with industry professionals towards finding their next home of employment.

Daniel N.

Sales Manager

One of the standout aspects of Certis is its unwavering commitment to fostering growth and collaboration among its employees. From day one, I was encouraged to take on new challenges, pursue professional development, and explore my potential. The management team here genuinely invests in their employees, providing the necessary resources, mentorship, and support to ensure that we excel in our roles. I never feel restricted in my ambitions, as Certis recognizes and values the potential in each of us, encouraging us to reach higher and achieve more.

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